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Letter, 'Of the transit of Venus' from Joseph Jerome le Francois de Lalande to Nevil Maskelyne

Reference number: L&P/5/133

Date: 08 August 1769

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Subject: Astronomy

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'Observations of the transit of Venus on June 3, 1769, and the eclipse of the Sun on the following day, made at Paris, and other places. Extracted from letters addressed from M. De la Lande, of the Royal Academy of Sciences at Paris, and F. R. S. to the Astronomer Royal; and from a letter addressed from M. Messier to Mr. Magalhaens'

Read 14 December 1769

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L&P/5/133
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08 August 1769
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Ink on paper
Page extent
5 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Joseph Jerome le Francois de Lalande

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Joseph Jerome le Francois de Lalande, Letter, 'Of the transit of Venus' from Joseph Jerome le Francois de Lalande to Nevil Maskelyne, 08 August 1769, L&P/5/133, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/l-and-p_5_133/letter-of-the-transit-of-venus-from-joseph-jerome-le-francois-de-lalande-to-nevil-maskelyne, accessed on 25 July 2024

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